We believe that education is a journey and that staff and students are on this journey together. We believe that our students are capable of not only learning information, but developing thoughts and ideas to solve complex problems. It is our dream that every student realize their potential as learners.
Our “endgame” at G.W. Skene is to see all of our students graduate from high school ready for the world. We want them to understand who they are, including their values, strengths, and dreams for the future.
We embrace a philosophy called the Circle of Courage. The Circle of Courage impacts how we see students’ social and emotional development, as well as their academic achievement and learning. This philosophy is rooted on an understanding of the world from our First Nations peoples, yet applies to all children and is supported by current psychological thinking.